Sailors from USS New Mexico Participate in Navy Week Albuquerque

first_img View post tag: in Sailors from USS New Mexico Participate in Navy Week Albuquerque View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Mexico Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors from USS New Mexico Participate in Navy Week Albuquerque October 5, 2011 View post tag: week View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Training & Educationcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Albuquerque View post tag: from View post tag: New View post tag: sailors View post tag: USS View post tag: participate Three USS New Mexico (SSN 779) Sailors are participating in Albuquerque Navy Week, Oct. 2-9.Albuquerque Navy Week 2011, in conjunction with Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, gives area residents an opportunity to meet Sailors and learn about the Navy’s critical missions and its broad range of capabilities.During Albuquerque Navy Week Sailors will meet with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez; visit BB-40 ship’s bell and museum; attend a Navy birthday ball hosted by the Navy League New Mexico Council; and a host of other events.“Opportunities like these do not occur very often,” said Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) Joaquin R. Arroyo III, one of the three Sailors in attendance. “The three-member crew from USS New Mexico is excited to be included in the Navy Week events and look forward to meeting members of the local community.”Arroyo added that these events are great avenues to create awareness for the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine.“We feel this is an opportunity to not only provide the community of Albuquerque the chance to meet the Sailors of the USS New Mexico, but also provides us an opportunity for us to be an ambassador of the U.S. Navy and USS New Mexico.”Dick Brown, chairman, USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee said there is a unique relationship the boat shares with the committee.“While New Mexico doesn’t reside near an ocean, we are very much a Navy state with three submarines [honoring our state],” said Brown. “The Sailors’ visit is a tribute to all New Mexicans who have served, and are serving, in our Armed Forces.”Two other submarines are named after cities in New Mexico USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) and USS Santa Fe (SSN 763). The Commissioning Committee is in their 11th year of support for USS New Mexico, even though the boat was commissioned last year.“While construction of ‘our’ sub did not start until March 2004, our pursuit of the name New Mexico started in Jan 2000. We’ve been going strong ever since,” said Brown.The Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year. During a Navy Week celebration, the Navy concentrates a variety of outreach events in a metropolitan area for one week, to share the Navy story with as many people as possible.[mappress]Source: navy, October 05, 2011last_img read more

USS America Stops at Cuba for Supplies

first_img View post tag: USS America View post tag: Navy View post tag: Cuba View post tag: Stops Future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) conducted a port visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba while transiting to its home port of San Diego, California July 21. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS America Stops at Cuba for Supplies During the port visit, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Detachment Guantanamo Bay provided 900,000 gallons of JP5 and diesel fuel as well as 45 pallets of provisions, supplies, and mail. Additionally 30 pallets of Operation Hand Clasp materials, a program that transports educational, humanitarian, and good will materials on U.S. Navy ships were loaded.America is currently transiting the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility (AOR) as part of “America Visits the Americas” expedition and will engage in cooperative maritime security operations with partner nations in order to enhance interoperability, maintain access to the region, and build enduring partnerships that foster regional security.The ship is slated to visit several Latin American nations allowing the ship’s crew to serve as goodwill ambassadors and experience local culture.[mappress]Press Release, August 11, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities August 11, 2014 View post tag: supplies View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic USS America Stops at Cuba for Supplies View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more